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Palmetto College

Faculty and Staff

John Abdalla

Title: Instructor of History
Department: Palmetto College Columbia
Palmetto College
Phone: 803-777-8155
Fax: 803-777-9357
Office: 901 Sumter Street
Byrnes Building 302C
Columbia, SC 29208
John Abdalla


My pre-academic work experience includes a career in the business world at Sears, Roebuck & Co. in various positions from Advertising Manager in Roanoke, VA to my final position, of District Business Manager Women’s Apparel – Memphis and Nashville, TN area stores.  Many of the positions within the company required travel to Chicago and New York and extensive travel throughout the Southeast United States.

Two-time recipient of the Stephen L. Dalton Distinguished Teacher Award USC-Fort Jackson (2000 and 2008). Inducted into the Mu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda of the University of South Carolina National Honor Society- Teaching Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education (2011).


Book: ""Allen King: World War II American P.O.W."
Video: "The Early Years, autobiography in collaboration with Historic Columbia Foundation.
Paper: Lost Treasures - Reflections on the Lost Cultural Traits of my immigrant Lebanese Family -  gift to Historic Columbia Foundation.


HIST 101 - European Civilization Ancient to Mid-17th Century
HIST 102 - European  Civilization From the Mid-17th  Century
HIST 111 -  U.S. History to 1865
HIST 112 -  U.S. History Since 1865